Mouthwash is an amazing thing that will give you a good bill of health when it comes to your teeth. Your dentist will certainly give you the thumbs up for using it when he or she asks at your dental visits. However, it has other use that may surprise you.
8 Amazing Uses for Mouthwash
You can make a detoxing foot soak with it that may help destroy nail fungus. Just use a 1:1 ratio of water and mouthwash in a tub and add a small handful of Epsom salt. Dip your feet in for a cooling sensation that will help strip away dead skin as well as kill foot fungus such as that, that comes from athlete’s foot. You will probably not see results from killing nail fungus right away, but within a few soaks you may see it start to dissipate.
Any traveler knows that hand sanitizer is a must to avoid getting sick in highly congested areas such as planes or airports. If you don’t have any hand sanitizer on you, carry a small travel-sized bottle of mouthwash in your purse or pocket and splash some on your hands to disinfect.
In the kitchen, you can use mouthwash to remove the odor of highly pungent foods such as garlic or onions. Just splash some on your hands after working with these foods to break up[ the smell so you won’t be smelling it on your hands for hours after you have enjoyed your meal.
Dandruff shampoo can be amazingly expensive. Mouthwash can basically do the same thing as these expensive products. Just wash your haoir as you normally would and after rinsing, try splashing some on your scalp and working it in. You probably won’t see immediate results, but if you do this every time or even every other thime, your dandruff should clear up on it’s own.
Keep your toothbrushes clean and sanitary by soaking the heads in mouthwash between uses.
Clean your hairbrushes and combs with a mixture of 2 parts mouthwash to 1 part water. Just soak them in it for a few hours after washing with soap to get them back to being clean and to remove any styling product buildup.
Keep fresh cut flowers fresher, longer with a couple tablespoons of mouthwash added to the vase you put them in. Not only will it add some effervescence that will revive you flowers, but it will kill any chance of mold happening as well.
Clean your toilet with some mouthwash if you are out of toilet bowl cleaner. Just pour about a cup in the bowl and swish it around. Allow to sit for a few minutes and run your brush through it and flush. It will leave a sparkling bowl that is disinfected as well.
Do you use mouthwash for anything other than your pearly whites? Let me know your tips in the comments!